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trouble negotiating steps. he started using the cane several months ago. >> reporter: in his announcement, the pope said, quote,"i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me." pope benedict xvi has overseen a series of scandals and controversy, including the sex abuse crisis in the catholic church. his critics charge he was not progressive enough, upset he condemned gay marriage, the ordination of women, and allowing priests to marry. but supporters viewed him as a steadfast leader, and praised him for warning against the subtle influence of secularism. >> wendy: joining us now with thoughts on these developments, is dr. cornelius becker a professor at regent university. thank you so much for being on the program. >> it greats to be with you. >> wendy: it is so unusual for a pope to step down, almost unprecedented, cepts fo -- exempt for that one time 600 years ago. >> it is unprecedented. weren't we've had several popes that have resigned for the position, but never for the reason this pope has offered, frail health and advanced age. i think it
in sabine joining us on the telephone from italy. what more could you tell us on this announcement the pope will be resigning february 28? >> it appears the pope made the announcement himself but the information is very, very sketchy. of course, this is really big news. having a poker resign is something we have not seen for hundreds and hundreds of years. it appears the pope gave the announcement in latin. that is all we have a moment. we are obviously going to be following this story very closely indeed to see how things develop. >> i understand information just coming in, and very scarce at the moment. but any idea as to why he is going to resign? and why he has made this announcement? >> at the moment, we have no idea of whatsoever why he decided to resign and why he made the announcement at this time. we do not know if it has anything to do with problems he may have to do with his help. whether -- health. whether he believes the time has come for somebody else to replace him. whether there are some interior motives within the church hierarchy for this. at the moment, no motivation what
. >> thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for "special report." fair, balanced and unafraid. a. >> shepard: this is "the fox report." that troubled cruise ship called triumph is anything but. we will have the latest on the condition from the passengers. in fact, they will take us inside to see the hellish conditions on board. >> it was supposed to be a luxury vacation. thousands of passengers on this ship, it became a disaster. >> we are all hot and there is no air this has been going on too long. >> now we know it won't end when the ship finally reaches port. olympic blade runner oscar prix police torous. -- held hostage by the accused cop killer christopher dorner. >> put our hands behind our back and tied our hands. >> they say they thought they were going to die. >> he went to the bathroom and came back with a couple of washcloths and stuck one in each of our mouths. >> tonight, moments of terror and how this couple survived. >> shepard: first from fox this thursday night, they say they have had to wait in line for cold food. use plastic bags as bathrooms. e
underground nuclear test. korean central television report scientists used a smaller warhead than in previous tests but produced a more powerful explosion. >> translator: on february 12, 2013, our defense and science officials successfully conducted our third nuclear test at an underground experiment site. >> seismologists in several countries defected a tremor emanating from north korea. experts from japan's meteorological agency say the tremor measured 5.2 in magnitude and was not natural. it happened just before noon local time close to poongkye-ri. military leaders issued a statement last month, threatening to target what they called a sworn enemy of the korean people, the united states. u.s. representatives led the drive at the u.n. to expand sanctions. security council passed a resolution last month condemning the north koreans for launching a rocket in december. >> translator: the nuclear test was carried out as part of our efforts to protect our security and independence. it is aimed at responding to the ferocious and hostile act of the u.s. to block our right to legitimately and peac
or serious effort to stop it. in fact, with all of this going on, all of this looming, the u.s. senate made a point of reading george washington's farewell address to the chamber today. something they do every year. but, of course, this is no ordinary time, and to the white house we go. nbc's peter alexander standing by there. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. there is bipartisan agreement on one thing, that those sequester cuts will likely go ahead as planned at the end of this week. the white house and congressional republicans have made no progress toward a deal. while there was plenty of talking today, almost all of it was critical of the other side. the latest in the parade of public officials issuing dire warnings, homeland security secretary janet napolitano asked if the cuts would increase the likelihood of a terrorist attack. napolitano went there. >> we're going to do everything we can to minimize that risk but the sequester makes it awfully, awfully tough. >> reporter: back from a ten-day recess, house speaker john boehner. >> if the president was seri
amanpour joins us from rome. this report was in "the observer," the newspaper, saying one man was a 20-year-old seminarien, cardinal was a spiritual director and inappropriate approaches were made after night prayers. what do you know about the case and what cardinal o'brien is saying? >> reporter: well, look, we know according to published reports there's this case and three other cases. a total of four cases now coming out and accusing cardinal o'brien of inappropriate sexual misconduct. he himself is said to have taken up, obviously, legal counsel. he has, as we've said, resigned but he was resigning months ago. it's just that today pope benedict accepted that resignation. he didn't have to accept it today. it could have been further delayed but he did accept the resignation. and now we've also know, because of statements cardinal o'brien has posted, he will not come here to rome and take part in the election of the next pope in the conclave. he said that he would want the spotlight not to be on him but on the pope. but what is clear, suzanne and michael, is that, look, the sun is settin
the altar on a moving platform, so he doesn't have to walk down the long aisle. sometimes he using a cane. his brothers says the doctors told hi not to take any more transatlantic trips. >>> he is also an nbc vattian analyst. george, good to see you. you and i are in somewhat frequent contact, as you send out notes about what's going on, but did anybody really see this coming? i nope he's talked about the possibility of retirement, but now? >> i was going to say, chris, it's an unexpected pleasure to see you today. this is a surprise to timing, not to fact. the pope has indicated on several previous indications if he ever came to the decision in prayer and conscience he could not give the service the church deserved, he would leave, not stand on his ego or stand on ceremony. he would clear the path for a new pope. the timing is a bit surprising, but when it happens in 719 years, it's always going to be surprising. >> you know what i thought, george, i thought he must -- do you think he's slowing down or he's really not well? >> i saw the pope in december shortly after he made six new card
. "we must trust in the mighty power of god's mercy. we are all sinners, but his grace transforms us and makes us new." just ahead, benedict's health, his replacement, and what's next for the catholic church. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. we begin with a bombshell greeting 1 billion catholics around the world. their spiritual leader, pope benedict xvi stepping down at the end of the month. we're bringing you all the angles of this developing story. joining me now for this hour's special coverage, chris cuomo, he's in new york. >> good morning, carol. great to joining here. >>> shocking news because this simply hasn't been done. it's been almost 600 years since a pope resigned. it was gregory xii. it was to end the civil war. the question becomes why is pope benedict doing this now? we're going to get reaction first because no one saw this coming, certainly in this country. let's start off our coverage with deb feyerick in st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, the center of the american catholic tradition here. deb,
balloon who remains in a hospital in luxor being treated. >> ayman mohyeldin in cairo for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> a second blizzard to hit the heartland in about a week. the weather channel's mike seidel is in wichita, kansas. mike, deja vu all over again. >> yes, sir. the second biggest snowfall on record. now the snowiest month in 125 years but the texas panhandle was hammered yesterday, buried under a lot of snow. amarillo had 19," making it their snowiest day on record. howling wind and blinding snow are posing huge problems for motorists in the texas panhandle. several roads are impassable because of whiteout conditions. 12 to 18" of snow and drifts as high as six feet are reported. the national weather service calls the texas blizzard crippling and historic. folks in western oklahoma are bringing out their shovels and struggle with the wind. the oklahoma highway patrol is telling all nonessential personnel to stay home until tomorrow. in the nation's heartland a lot of people are saying here we go again. a second round of heavy snow in less than a week is bearing down
. john joins us live from beijing. this will be a key test for the new chinese leadership, is it not? >> i am looking at the statement from the chinese foreign ministry and it is pretty strong in word with regards to this regard of the common opposition to the international community, accounting itself amongst other nations opposed to this, the u.s. in particular, of course, saying that the chinese government is particularly opposed to this act. i think that what is important is to note that china's reason for opposing the action are very different from those in the west -- in the west, where political and moral considerations often come into play, china is less squeamish about totalitarianism or political prison camps, for example. what they fear most is instability, which is why they have been opposed to this nuclear test and why their statements are as strongly worded as they are. china is once again likely to impact any sanctions. they may support a toughening of sanctions on military issues and the exports of luxury goods, but they are not likely to want to do anything that brin
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four days before automatic budget cuts, the sequester, the new secretary of state tries to reassure u.s. embassy employees. >> i will do everything in my power to go to capitol hill and persuade my colleagues of the vitality, criticality of everything we're doing here. >> in washington president obama is increasing the pressure speaking just now to the nation's governors. >> here's the thing. these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise. >> this weekend republican governors had their say. >> the uncertainty of sequestration is really harming our states and our national economy. >> the sequester was put in place to be a hammer, not a policy, and now here we are just a week away. find another way to do it, and get it done now. >> arizona. we have raphion there. it's going to cut a lot of jobs. >> vatican intrigue. new controversy surface as the pope permits an earlier start for the conclave to choose his successor. and the oscar goes to ben affleck. scoring gold with "argo" as first lady michelle obama stuns with a surprise spe
will join us with the latest from power outages to grounded flights. then, of course, there is the topics of the markets. earnings season is winding down. only 53 s&p 500 companies set to report. one event to watch, janet yellen is scheduled to speak on the economy today and our guest host this hour will be the former managing director at pimco. he's currently the share of global societies of fellows. and also we have rebecca patterson. we've got a lot to did you discuss with them. before we do that, we're going to head over to michelle who has the morning headlines. >> thank you for that, andrew. usair and nmr are set to meet. boeing completed what it called a, quote, uneventful test flight of the 787 dream liner on saturday. it was the company's first test since the airlines were grounded more than three weeks ago. >>> carnival cruise ship in the gulf of mexico will need to be towed to port. carnival's triumph, as it was called, was heading back to galveston, texas, when the fire occurred. the ship's extinguishing system kicked in, no injuries were reported. >>> let's get over to ross w
the senses. >> alisyn: u.s. history is coming to the california coastguard just in time for valentine's day. a giant statue inspired by this world war 2 photo of a sailorki. it's being installed on the san diego waterfront. the statue will be dedicated on friday. studio "b" live from rome with shepard smith starts right now. >> shep: it's 3:00 on the east coast and noon on the west coast and 9:00 p.m. on a gorgeous night one day after the stunning announcement that the pope is stepping down. today, we're learning much more about his health approximate, carefully guarded secret until now. the vatican reveals that pope benedict has pacemaker in his heart long before being elected as pope back in 2005. months ago, we now know he had surgery to replace the pacemaker batteries, an operation that was conducted in absolute secrecy. vatican says it was routine. the shock waves continue to reverberate for catholics around the world and a lot of folks seem to have the same reaction, even if it's something the world hasn't seen in six centuries. >> i shows what a truly humble servant. he loved our chu
. howard, will you dot honors? [applause] >> u.s. senator, vice president of the united states, nobel peace prize recipient, as cor winner, best selling author, any one of these superlatives alone would be enough to suggest that our next speaker is a force with which to be reckoned, but when combined into one individual, it is evident that al gore is a force of nature. he is always been on the leading edge of promoting the internet as a tool for greater communication, of climate change as one of the greatest perils of our time, and in his latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. t
to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. north korea has been warning for weeks that it was about to test its nuclear arsenal. on tuesday morning, it exploded a bomb in a facility one kilometer underground near the same location of its nuclear test in 2006 and 2009. >> there is concern that they could come up with a delivery system for their nuclear weapons. >> reporter: last week the u.s. and south korean navies launched military drills in the region as a show of force. north korea's test demonstrates a significant split from its main patron, china. recently beijing warned leader kim jong-un against any weapons tests. >> they've said publicly that there would be real consequences for north korea. what those consequences are we have to see, but i suspect it's going to be more than an angry lettered. >> reporter: china is one of the few countries supporting north korea's fragile economy and could respond by cutting financial aid. this latest test may provide evidence of the strength of north korea's nuclear arsenal. >> if this is a uranium enrichment tes
, the daytona 500, even run tomorrow? but to start us off tonight, we have new incredible video of today's fiery crash. we take you right into the stands, in the middle of the chaos. watch. and here's how it all started. the multi-car smash-up happened seconds before the checkered flag at today's nationwide series race. the cars were packed tonight jostling for position racing at the top of their speed. they got tangled up. the collision sent kyle larson's 32 car hurtling toward the fence that's supposed to protect the fans. some crashing through and over that fence. 14 people were taken to hospitals. frantic repairs to the track are going on right now as we speak. we'll update you on this story throughout the hour tonight. nascar reacted immediately to the crash. i talked with driver brad keselowski just moments after it happened. at that point, he didn't know about the injuries. we now know 28 people were hurt, two critically. brad tells us what happens from a race car driver's perspective. >> i think you look at the wreck. there was a battle for the lead. i was driving the 22 car. and there w
a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. fall in love with progressive's claims service. >>> i'm toure. today, stunning news from the vatican. i wonder if god was surprised to learn pope benedict is stepping down. >>> i'm s.e. cupp. millions of americans captivated by the search of a successor. the picking a new pontiff. >>> i'm steve kornacki. president obama has tossed out the old olive branch. coming up, a man who himself helped write four state of the union addresses explains who us how it takes shape. >>> i'm krysa tal. should the president go big by thinking small? it's monday and you're in "the cycle." >>> after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the petrine ministry and the pope abdicated with only eight years on st. peter's throne shocking the 1 billion catholic faithful around the world. the's not a papal abdication in more than 700 years and surprised the close est adviser today. he's a theological conservative with strong positions against
by the news. >> you are joking. the pope? oh, my god. >> i'm so shocked. he has been such a short time with us. >> joseph was born into a catholic family in germany and was forced into the hitler youth. he was brought up as a theologian. he became more conservative in the 1960's. it was as a traditionalist that he became the doctrinal watchdog for john paul ii. the people who met the pope said that he was shy and charming. his most important writings dealt with things such as the importance of love. >> he is the most intelligent, intelligent,pope we have had in years. his sermons and harmonies are beautiful. >> he warned that excluding christianity from national debate could be harmful for democracy. by the time pope benedict came to westminster cathedral, he renewed respect for his argument that religion should stay at the heart of public life. over the last few years, catholicism has grown in the developing world. in its birthplace of europe, he has found the tides of secularism, all but impossible to stem. the pope defended moslems by quoting historical criticisms of it is lomb. -- islam. h
and work with us. we care about what happens to this economy and the people who sent us here. we have proffered alternatives and solutions. we don't adhere or agree with this false choice the president's putting forward. and as cathy said, president's off campaigning in my state in newport news, virginia. yes, we're very, very concerned about the impact on the commonwealth as we are on all states. there's a way to effect the right changes and reforms so we can avoid that. and we must set aside the false choice the president is proffering. >> as the other leaders have said, the president's only -- >> all right, so that's kevin mccarthy right now. that was eric cantor before that, the speaker. doesn't look like they're putting forward a new initiative to try to break the stalemate. he's referring to legislation that members of the house, the majority, passed last -- in the last session of congress. but that legislation is not -- does not spill over into this new session of congress, if congress is going to want to take up new legislation to avert this forced spending. they have to pass
of the attack through the campus alert system. >> it could have been anybody. knowing that scares us. >> police don't believe the attack was random but anyone with information should contact police at 443-260-3700. >>> both republicans and democrats say they want to see legislation when it comes to immigration reform. to prove it there are three versions of an immigration bill. one in the senate one in the white house. >> the person in the white house sparked quite a bit of anger among those in congress when it was leaked to the press this weekend. >>> the white house is responding after a draft of its version of immigration reform bill was leaked to the press this weekend. the white house says it is simply a back-up plan. white house sources tell cbs news this one a planned leak, but some republicans are skeptical. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want to beat up republicans so he can get political advantage in the next election? >> democrats insist the preside
morning it's monday, february 25th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's warm. it will warmer. >> by the e. of the week. the end of the week looks really warm. there is no rain in sight that is for sure. temperatures 30s and 40s. still cold inland for some. weak little system there just a few high clouds. maybe patchy low clouds. 50s to mid 60s. here is sal. >>> all right. we have an injury accident in san francisco at the corner of lake mersaid and sunset. we'll tell you about 80 westbound as you drive on the east shore freeway getting busy. bay bridge also getting busier as we get after 6:00. another update soon. now back to the desk. >>> thank you, sal. we begin with developing news this morning. a coast guard is searching for four family members who we first reported missing off the san mateo county coast. ktvu tara moriarty joins us now. tara, you just got new information from the coast guard. >> yes. we just got off the phone with a coast guard. here's the thing they don't know where the people were from. there are no reports of missing people off
start." thank you for joining us. i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> "starting point" with soledad o'brien starts right now. >> welcome, everybody. a developing story. bitter winter storm wreaking havoc across much of the country. roofs collapsing, drivers trapped and airports a mess two people are dead as record snow falls on the plains and flood warnings threaten the southeast. the storm turning out to be much worse than expected. live team coverage ahead. >>> and a new shocking investigation, "usa today" says there is a growing bioterror threat from within our own country. talking about diseases like anthrax and the plague. details in leave report. >>> new overnight, a hot air balloon carrying more than a dozen tourists explodes and crashes to the ground in egypt. also happening, one of britain's top catholic leaders speaking out about the grelatest scandal shocking the church. and a claim by a former friar that homosexuality is a ticking time bomb for the church. >>> we are all looking at itsly and why what's important for politic there is affecting what's happeni
and the use of contraceptives. the last day in the vatican is february 28th. the college of cardinals meets in conclave mid-march to elect a successor. the pope will not participate. there's you are surgency to hav pope seated before the holy week. we start with claudio in vatican city. when's the latest? >> reporter: hi, toure. now the countdown is finally started, of course. well, there's no -- usually people don't have the chance to see the -- to know when the end of an end happens because in the past the pope had to die before a new pope could be voted in. this time, we have a date. 28th of february and we got a lot of reaction to the announcement of pope benedict xvi that he is resigning. first of all, look at how he -- well, he abdicated rather than resigning. let's see how. he did that during a low-key affair this morning the vatican meeting with cardinals. wasn't a big deal and he said -- his speech made it in latin. not italian or english or a comprehensible language to most people and it was down to somebody from a local press office, local wire agency to actually figure out that
of the church. >> i appreciated the word father smith used, retiring. when you can't do the job, hand it over. >> retiring is something we have never thought of but his retirement years, vatican says he will be moved in the vatican owned villa, a monastery where crews are working on renovations. a handful of people at the vatican knew it was going to be the pope's new home. and then most likely the bishop of rome emeritus, retired bishop of rome. it's not clear whether he will go back to benedict or go back to joseph. another bolt from the blue, lightning struck the dome of st. petersburg basilica. much more live from rome a little bit later coming up on studio "b." >> shep: north korea claims it has followed through on a third nuclear test, first in four years or just about four. the rogue nation's leaders have made it clear they have set their sights on the united states. north korea reported this latest test is direct response to the reckless hostility of the united states. last month, defense ministers calmed the u.s. their prime target for nuclear tests and long-range missile launch but
to a man whose wife is stuck on that ship. >>> north korea thumbing its nose at the u.s. and the international community by carrying out a new, more powerful nuclear test. is the first one under kim jong-un, press obama calls it a threat to u.s. security and world peace. the first indication of the underground test came when seismologists detected a tremor in an area not known for earthquakes. >>> in his state of the union speech tonight, president obama will announce 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. jake tapper, the first to break the news after talking to sources who know about the president's speech. the move's going to cut the number of troops in afghanistan by more than half. troop reductions will continue through the end of next year. >>> so more than 4,000 people if you can imagine this, stuck on this cruise ship, disabled cruise ship. they are hot. they are hungry. they are holding their noses because toilets are overflowing. folks feeling desperate now. the ship is finally on the move. you have tugboats towing it to mobile
for politic there is affecting what's happening in washington. >>> tom price will join us, the secretary of the navy, ray mabus, and sybrina fulton and tracy martin, trayvon martin's parents join us, along with their attorneys, benjamin crump, richard blais and makazive mandela. "starting point" starts now. we begin this morning talking about the devastating winter storm in parts of texas and oklahoma. already buried under more than a foot of snow. one local mayor says we have roofs collapsing all over town. we'll speak to him in a moment. highways and airports shut down. take a look at this photo taken by ireporter philip prince, an instructor too, spent eight hours stuck in his rig on interstate 40 east of amarillo, texas. two people have been killed. one on an ice-slicked road and another after a roof collapsed from the weight of the snow. severe weather is expected as far as florida. the massive system tracking to the north and east. wisconsin, michigan, illinois, all in its path. jennifer delgado is tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we'
center where a doctor caught using cameras during examinations. >> reporter: from what patients could see of him online he was squeaky clean. we learned today from the director of a nonprofit counseling center. they are getting calls from out of the state and about to start special group sessions for those who were victimized by dr. leavy. wjz has learned there could be more than 1,000 victims of gynecologist nikita leavy. as forensic investigators search through hard drives for images they believe the hopkins doctor secretly captured inside exam rooms. we learned leavy used a camera hidden inside of a pen. you can see from this demonstration video just how clear those images can be. the recordings can be stored in a microsd card and transferred to a computer. stunned former patient tara johnson says she recommended dr. leavy to friends. >> he was a nice man. he was a gentleman. sweet, he was kind. professional. but i guess behind closed doors you never know what's going on. >> reporter: his maryland board of professions profile shows no red flag
, quote, winning for us isn't making the most. that is not our objective. we want to make the best. we stay focused on a few products and pointed out of iphone sales are up 70% year over year. we spoke with shareholders before they went into the meeting on these issues, drop in the share price when their dividends should be increased and whether -- here's what they told us. >> in this case the company does not need to raise capital and from what i understand apple really doesn't have any reason in the near future anyway to even issued preferred stock. >> i you hanging on to? employee for 21 years and several times we didn't have any money? and decide what to do with as they need it and they needed? adam: the board of directors, protecting $137 billion in cash and he said in regards to that as well as competition from samsung we are keeping an eye on the competition, there's a but we could press to make more but we want to make the best. back to you, laurie and melissa. melissa: they should come up with the next big thing. where is the encore from apple? let's bring in our tech reporter
'm not a participant per se, i'm just a spectator, and it's a fun sport. >> thank you. and thank you, michelle. join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" is next right now. >>> congratulations to grammy winner fun and all the grammy winners from last night. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl equipment a nil la with melissa lee, david faber here at the nyse. david cramer is off this week. a busy week it's going to be. europe this week, finance minister meeting from all of the eurozone talking about cypress and greece. as for asian markets, mostly closed as the chinese new year took place over the weekend. it is the year of the snake. our road map begins with a hat trick of news out of technology. dell shareholders balking at the buyout price. and apple testing a watch-like device. >> the s&p 500 is up for the first six weeks of the year. something that has not happened since 1971. a big week is ahead as carl mentioned with earnings from coke, cisco, gm, whole foods and michael kors. >> nemo, watch the impact on business, ford at least said it should not have a major impact on february sales. >>
here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how much of a surprise this was? >> it is a surprise. i people think had fair warning. it was a few years ago in a book called "light of the world," a long interview with a german journalist. the journalist asked the pope if he would resign. and he said something interesting. in the midst of a candle and all that stuff. he said now is not the time. it's not the time to run when you're in great risk and emergency period.
correspondent ali velshi is here in "the situation room" with us today. ali -- >> what a day. >> -- the numbers are going up. >> just flat, basically. we came within 16 points of the record that was set on october the 9th in 2007. so if we got there, you would have just made your money back after more than five years. let me just remind you, in a market that is volatile, which means a lot of computers influence trade trading, you will go down. this will take a few days. for everything else going on in the economy and in washington, this dow is near an all-time high. we got to a fire-year high again today. >> it doesn't look like on wall street at least, this concern about forced spending cuts. >> there's a couple of reasons for that. as you know, let's say the forced spending cuts go into effect on saturday morning. up won't see any of the furloughs or layoffs for another month and that's when we have to discuss the budget. so the market thinks you have the end of march, not february. the stock is overvalued. you pay a multiple of that. in a low-interest rate environment, you tend to take a ris
this is magnanimous or using that kind of language. that is sort of the initial election we're getting out through the spanish media. >> thank you very much. that word humble has been used. in the basis of this analysis -- the right thing to do. there may be more sympathy for him. >> he is a very frail person anyway, being 85. the thing is, he has never been -- outside people did not quite warm up to him. now there is like an open door about who will be the new pope and possibly, depending on what the result is, there might be some from latin america. huge news for the region -- whatever happens in the vatican is very closely followed by the area. >> and a reminder how he is seen. appointee. perhaps creating unease -- he has chosen to go. >> he is a priest of priests, the holy father and people pray to him every sunday. to suddenly have him step down, what other catholics think of him, his views, conservative or liberal, it will be a very profound shock. a sudden death in leadership. it is very much a top-down organization. but there were a lot of rumblings now that things need to change in the ne
wait in line. ♪ >> oh, good sunday morning, thank you so much for waking up with us bright and early. that's the great tucker carlson and that's the great anna kooiman and i'm he the mediocre clayton morris. >> no way. >> clayton: and e-mails now, leann rimes says that her career is plummeting because of a dentist. or something else. >> her career is hitting a sour note and does that have to do with her love life? and some say that you look like a little bit like leann rimes. >> my eyes, i take it as a compliment. >> clayton: let us know your thoughts, and this first, when it comes to immigration reforms, congress apparently isn't moving fast enough for president obama and the white house has draft add whole version of immigration, and immigration bill that leaked out and not sitting well with some republicans. and doug, what's going oven with that bill. >> reporter: this appears to be the white house laying down a marker for the congress. the president's plan, an extrance seie expansive form of amnesty. one called it half-baked. lawful immigrant status to just about anyone, even th
transforms us and makes us new. this would be historical. the last time a pope resigned happened 600 years ago. that would be pope gregory iv in 1415. the very first pope to resign was pope clement in the year 101, 1,100 years ago roughly that the first pope resigned. many questions about whether popes in modern times think resignation is acceptable or not. pope benedict said, in fact, made it very clear that being able to resign was acceptable and made this part of the statement released from the vatican, both strength of mind and body is necessary, and lots of questions, of course. we know the date he would be stepping down, which would be february 28th. many questions about why now? mep notice that the pope is much more frail in recent months, and the question would be unbelie unbelievably unusual. let's go to nic robertson joining us by phone. nic, lots of questions. nic live in london this morning. a bit of a stunner. was there any indication that this resignation was coming? >> absolutely none whatsoever, and the last few months, the pope started a twitter account, not what you expec
happening now. jenna: hi, everybody, great for you to join us today, we are always so happy to see you, i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. california police are working to confirm that. charred human remains found in a mountain cabin of those of accused excop christopher dorner. wanted in the murders of four people, including two california law enforcement officers in a revenge-fueled rampage. the long search reached a dramatic climb action on live television yesterday when a plan believed to be dorner took two possible tajes and stole a car. one of the possible hostages got free and dialed 911. police tracked down the suspect, engaged him in a wild shootout and dorner ultimately barricade himself inside the cabin which eventually went up in flames. los angeles police holding a news conference right now with new details on this standoff. let's listen. >> what transpired in san bernardino is being investigated by the san bernardino county sheriff's department, and so i have no comments on their investigation at this time. i can tell you that the lapd has now moved back into a normal state
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